Broken teeth can cause serious oral health problems unless you visit our dentist for cracked tooth treatment. Dr. Kirti Tewari offers several services that can be used to treat different types of cracks in one’s dentition and save the tooth. Schedule an appointment with our team at Kirti Tewari Dental PC if you need to receive cracked tooth treatment in Bronx, New York.
Some common types of cracks (and their treatments) include the following:
- Fractured Cusp: This occurs when a section of the tooth’s chewing surface breaks off. It usually doesn’t damage the soft pulp tissue inside of your tooth, so the tooth just needs to have a fillings or crown placed for repair.
- Cracked Tooth: This crack develops in the chewing surface of the tooth and extends down. A root canal treatment is needed if the crack reaches the pulp tissue, but if it extends below the gum line, then extraction is usually the only option.
- Split Tooth: If a cracked tooth is not treated, then it may fragment into sections. In certain cases, portions of the tooth can be saved with a root canal treatment.
- Vertical Root Fracture: This crack develops in the roots of the tooth and extends upward. Extraction or an endodontic surgery can be used for treatment.
If you think that you have developed a cracked in one of your teeth, then call our office today for treatment.